Travel today

    Updated on 07/07/2022

    As the world reopens, travel is getting a little easier. The secret to a seamless trip is extra planning. Be sure to check your country's regulations. Here's the status of our destinations:



    Great news! Mauritius is fully open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below. We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website for the latest updates and more detailed information: https://mauritiusnow.com

    La Reunion

    Social distancing is recommended but is no longer mandatory. Masks are not required indoors and outdoors, including in transportation (even if it is still recommended). To visit Reunion Island, it is compulsory for unvaccinated people to present a Covid-19 test (PCR test less than 72 hours or Antigen test less than 48 hours). Vaccinated travellers do not need to present any test upon departure. Since 14 May, ‘reasonable excuses’ are not required for unvaccinated travellers (however a negative Covid test is still compulsory).


    Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats are open to domestic travellers only, as borders remain closed for now. A health QR code is required upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk areas should check in with their regional's regulations.


    The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an alluring destination since day 1.

    You are no longer required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival to the Maldives. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, except at health facilities.

    You must fill out an online Traveller Health Declaration (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) within 48h of your departure to and from the Maldives.

    If you are coming from another resort, island or boat, you are no longer required to do a PCR test prior to your arrival at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

    As part of the Collective Care Program, all Team Members maintain protective measures, and public facilities are sanitized frequently to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    COVID-19 insurance: The Maldives offers a COVID-19 insurance which travellers can purchase prior to their arrival. It covers medical expenses, isolation and transportation costs.

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    FAQs: https://allied.mv/insurance-plan/allied-inbound


  1. What is the protocol to travel to Mauritius?

    From the 1st of July 2022, all travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) can travel freely to Mauritius. There is no need to present a PCR test at embarkation, and no PCR test will be carried out upon arrival.

  2. I want to travel to Mauritius. Which of your resorts can I stay in?

    You can stay at LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar, and Tamassa Bel Ombre. Note that SALT of Palmar is adults-only.

  3. Are the hotel staff vaccinated?

    All of our Team Members and their immediate families have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Do I have to wear a mask?

    As from the 1st July 2022, you are no longer required to wear a mask except in certain public areas including airports, public transport, and hospitals.

  5. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    After going through baggage claim, you can reach your hotel by organised transfer, taxi, rental car, or any other means of transportation. Just be sure to disinfect your hands, wear a mask and roll down the windows!

  6. My home country requires a PCR test before boarding my return flight.
    Will that be readily available?

    Yes. The test can be conducted at the resort and be collected by the private clinic at your expense. Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.


    These are the measures we take in our resorts to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    • All Team Members maintain protective measures
    • Physical distancing protocol using signage and markings throughout the properties
    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout the properties
    • Increased cleaning and disinfection cycles to ensure optimal hygiene standards
    • Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points
    • A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each property's new operational regulations and procedures
    • Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all properties


    • Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request

    Public Areas and Facilities

    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout all public areas
    • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes
    • Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc)

    Public Bathrooms

    • Non-contact single-use tissue dispenser

    Pool and Beach Facilities

    • Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements
    • Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a "Cleaned and Sanitised" sign after sanitisation is completed
    • Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers

    Restaurants & Bars

    • Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices
    • Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens
    • Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars
    • Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service


    • Treatment rooms sanitised thoroughly between treatments
    • In changing rooms, clean towels are arranged in individual lockers. Lockers and showers are sanitised after every use
    • Seating and loungers are rearranged to enable physical distancing

    Fitness and Wellness

    • Advance booking for selected time slots required
    • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks
    • Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes(maximum 6 persons per class)


    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for Mauritius and Reunion

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts, as from 01.01.2022.

    Exception: No penalty until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 – 06.01.23 for Mauritian properties & 23.12.22 – 02.01.23 for Reunion Island properties, with prepaid amounts fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023. Exception: Until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 - 06.01.23

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for the Maldives

    Cancellation Policy

    All reservations for arrivals until 22 December 2022 will not be subject to any cancellation charges until 14 days prior to arrival and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    For all reservations for arrivals from 23 December 2022 to 10 January 2023 cancellations up to 40 days prior to arrival will be free of charge and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 22 December 2022, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2022.

    For new stay dates from 23 December 2022 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for China

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023.

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    All of the above may be subject to change.


A luxury resort in Maldives that helps people celebrate life with a different kind of luxury – hospitality that is Lighter, Brighter

A must-visit, the Maldives owes its exceptional natural beauty to its ratified topography: 99 percent water, with the remainder being a garland of 1,200 sugar-white sand islets forming ring-shaped atolls—the tippy-top of submerged, now extinct volcanoes. The gloriously sunny destination draws travellers seeking to live their ultimate tropical fantasy: days are spent lazing on the postcard-perfect beaches of these remote islands, swimming in the bluest, warmest water, but above all, basking in the luxury offered by hotels in the Maldives.

The Maldives has a pleasant equatorial climate with two seasons: a dry season from November to April, with May to October, witnessing momentary rain showers followed by sunshine. Temperatures range from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius. The capital is Malé, a 10 sq. km island. Travellers land on Hulhule Island, a few kilometres from the capital, before boarding seaplanes or speedboat transfers to their respective private-island resorts.

Travellers step onto the sandy shores, leaving all worries behind, and find themselves being drawn into a seemingly parallel universe of overwater villas and hues of blue, where nothing is too much trouble. Days are punctuated with niche experiences such as swimming alongside whale sharks and jet skiing to a desert sandbank for a picnic or wedding. Without an ounce of doubt, Maldives hotels raise luxury travel to another level, one that has remained unsurpassed.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Our beautiful Maldives luxury resort is located on South Ari Atoll, in a Marine Protected Area, a mere 25-minute seaplane ride from the airport of Male, where we offer you a unique island getaway experience of a lifetime.

Numerous restaurants and bars serve exquisite food and beverages, making for an unmatched all-inclusive offer. And if you want to be tête-à-tête on a sandbank or have breakfast served on a floating tray in the privacy of your pool, just ask.

More than just enjoying a luxurious stay in the Maldives, we want our guests to experience the Maldivian dream to the fullest. Head up to your beautiful Water Villas, perched over the Maldivian lagoon, or get cosy in your authentic and charming Beach Pavilion, waking up to the sound of ocean waves, surrounded by breath-taking views.

Each of our rooms, suites, and villas has plenty of delightful features: stylish, comfortable bedrooms; spacious bathrooms filled with daylight; beautiful sun decks calling for a lazy stretch… Enjoy your private tropical garden, facing the white sandy beach, or the intimacy of your private pool overlooking the lagoon.

With 50 dive sites nearby, you can snorkel and dive to your heart’s content among the rainbow fish and whale sharks. Getting around the island is easy and fun: bicycle through the tropical greens or take a shuttle that runs on eco-friendly energy. We’re big on sustainability, too. You can even adopt a coral and participate in the preservation of this beautiful ecosystem. It’s no wonder that LUX* South Ari Atoll is a favourite Maldives resort for many.

Seeking romance? Our secluded island is just an ideal place for a couple getaway. And our signature Romantic and Temptation overwater villas have been specially designed for an intimate holiday. Floating breakfast in the pool? Midnight swim under the stars? Private dinner on the beach? A dream, isn’t it?

You are also in the right place if you’re thinking of renewing your vows or getting married. Have yourself a relaxing romantic break while our dream team is taking care of every little single detail of your ceremony.

You'll love...

Our countless activities

You will never get bored at LUX* South Ari Atoll, with an array of activities available on the island and our signature Extraordinary Experiences that will spark your wanderlust and create memories to last a lifetime. Each of them is tailored to satisfy the travel and exploration cravings of our guests.

Honeymooners and lovers can enjoy a castaway beach picnic with delicious local treats or sail away at sunset on a catamaran. Wellness addicts can enjoy ample-me-time at LUX* Me Spa or join a morning yoga session on the beach. Families and kids will love all the water sports: paddle boarding, jet skiing, parasailing, fly-boarding, line fishing on a traditional boat, etc.

Moreover, if you are more of the sun-bed type, there are plenty of incredible spots waiting for you, where you can simply enjoy your leisure time and alternate between the swimming pool and diving in the sea. The possibilities are outstanding, and so are your holidays.

Our eight restaurants and five bars

Yes, that is right. Eight. In other words, you can sample a different cuisine every night for eight nights. Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, Middle-Eastern, Southeast Asian... And if you’ve opted for our All-Inclusive offer, you can eat at 6 of the 8!

You will surely enjoy a cocktail at Beach Rouge in a trendy island living atmosphere, near a crystal-clear swimming pool overlooking the lagoon. A delight for the soul. Plant-based food lovers, we’ve got you covered, too. Our talented and dedicated chefs take you to a ‘green’ culinary tour around the world in beautiful settings.

No wonder you tell us this is one of your favourite laid-back luxury hotels in the Maldives, suitable for the whole family’s special cravings.